2017 has been an interesting year for CES. Although the event has been held every year in Las Vegas, this time it saw an emphasis on laptops which is generally not the trend. This year CES saw an exclusive showcase of Ultrabook, large laptops and other feature packed machines that will hit the shelves soon. Some of them are already available in the market, though.
In this article, we will be showcasing some of the best laptops of CES 2017 which are unique in terms of design, features, specifications and usability. Have a look!
1. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
When it comes to desirable Windows Ultrabook, Dell XPS 13 has always won the race. But till date, people had never seen a 13 inch laptop which can be used as a laptop and with equal ease as a tablet. Such types of laptops are called as hybrid laptops which are getting popular from last 1-2 years. We have seen some of the awesome hybrid (2-in-1) laptops in year 2016 too and Dell has forwarded the same trend with their Dell XPS series.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 allows you to rotate the screen 360°. This gives users ample flexibility to work with. Seventh generation Intel Core processor and a choice of solid-state drive (SSD) capacity (128GB to 1TB) are just some of the benefits you get with Dell XPS 13 2-in-1.
It is also made comfortable with a backlit keyboard that allows you to work comfortably in dark environment. It also has InfinityEdge display features. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has been made thinner than its non-convertible version and weighs just 1.24 kg which makes it very convenient to carry around.
2. New HP Spectre x360 (15-inch)
When we hear that some laptop has been updated what we generally have in mind is it has been made thinner and probably lighter on the same note. But HP has revolutionized the concept of laptop upgradation with its New HP Spectre x360.
New HP Spectre x360 is thicker by 2 mm and weighs around 150 gm more than the predecessor. This is caused by the new battery of New HP Spectre x360 which will make it last for around 13 hours, which is unimaginable for any Windows 10 laptop with a 15 inch display. That makes it one of the best multimedia laptop that will go on and one while watching movies, videos and listening songs. You can also check our another article in which we have talked about best multimedia laptops of year 2016.
With a 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD New HP Spectre x360 will come with Intel iCore 7. You can also get a 16 GB version of New HP Spectre x360 which also contains 1 TB SSD for a higher price.
If you planning to buy a 15-inch laptop, why not check our list of best 15-inches laptops of year 2016 that are still quite popular and has powerful specifications.
3. New Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition
This is a good news for people who wants brute power in their laptops. New Acer Aspire V Nitro is one powerful laptop which will be available to people in 2017. New Acer Aspire V Nitro comes in 15 inch and 17 inch versions with some really impressive techs. Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of Ram (upgradable to as much as 32GB) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card makes New Acer Aspire V Nitro a dream comes true for all the gamers out there.
The New Acer Aspire V Nitro will probably be available from February 2017 and has a massive hard disk of 2 TB. The price of the European version of New Acer Aspire V Nitro will range between € 1300 and € 1400.
As Acer Aspire V Nitro comes in 17 inches too, there are few 17 inches laptops of year 2016 that are already available in the market and quite popular that you can check out before buying.
4. HP EliteBook x360
When businessmen are looking for a change in laptop this year, they should certainly look into HP EliteBook x360. Specially made for business purpose, HP EliteBook x360 is one of the thinnest convertibles present out there.
It is only 14.9 mm in thickness and weighs just around 1.29 kg, which makes it extremely convenient to carry it around. The life of the battery will last for 16 hours at one go which is pretty impressive. The screen is touch sensitive and can rotate around the axis. Taking the weight into account along with the battery life, HP EliteBook x360 is perfect for carrying to your work and working on the way.
>HP EliteBook x360 comes with the latest Intel 17 chip, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD. It also has USB ports along with the faster USB C mode.
5. Samsung Chromebook Pro
With the coming days, Chromebooks are gaining more and more popularity. The Google Play Store and the android apps supported by the Chromebook. The popularity of Chromebook is going to shoot up in 2017 and Samsung Chromebook Pro is definitely leading the way.
Samsung Chromebook Pro has a sleek metallic design which gives it an aesthetically pleasing look. Samsung Chromebook Pro also has the Intel Skylake processor. Samsung Chromebook Pro comes with a 360 degrees rotating display screen which is touch sensitive in nature. But the best part of Samsung Chromebook Pro is the Samsung Note Staple. Samsung Note Staple is a stylus which comes with Samsung Chromebook Pro.
Samsung Chromebook Pro is pressure sensitive in nature and can be used to take notes, paint and more. Samsung has tried to play its biggest strength through this stylus in Samsung Chromebook Pro.
6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
If you are looking for a laptop which is extremely thin, then try out Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is definitely the one for you. It is just 0.6 inches in thickness and weighs only 1.13 kg. Intel iCore 7 processor and 16 GB RAM makes Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon even more desirable. The machine comes in two variants of 1080p and 1440p. However, given to the specs, it is priced rather competitively.
7. Lenovo Legion Y72
Lenovo does it again with its Lenovo Legion Y72 – a new gaming laptop series announced at CES 2017. It gives a competition, and that too a good one to other similar gaming laptops. Lenovo Legion Y72 is probably going to be a gaming laptop as it is powered by NVIDIA GTX 1060.
One of the best things about Lenovo Legion Y72 is the fact that it has preinstalled VR features which is going to be awesome for gamers. There are few more laptops that are VR compatible, check them out our list of best laptops for VR of year 2016.
The Y720 is a built in application of Lenovo Legion Y72 which will convert many normal games into VR ones which can be played with a AAA experience with a proper VR headset. Given to all these cool gaming features Lenovo Legion Y72 comes for a pretty low price.
8. Samsung Notebook 9 N11
There is a rise in the market popularity for convertible laptops and Samsung has decided to be the king of this league. With Samsung Notebook 9 N11, Samsung has successfully raised the bar of similar players.
Samsung Notebook 9 N11 consists of Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 940MX graphics and 16GB DDR4 RAM and it all comes packed in just 1.2 kg machine. Samsung Notebook 9 N11 is perfect for people who are looking for a feather light laptop which is jam packed with tech specs. Samsung Notebook 9 N11 also has a battery backup of 15 hours on a single charge.
So, that’s the best of the lot that has been announced at CES 2017. Some of these best laptops of CES 2017 are already available and some will be available soon. Keep an eye out!